Judicial Appointments In Canada
Canada is a federation composed of a federal (central) government and of 10 provinces and 3 territories. There are two levels of courts in each province or territory (except Nunavut): superior (upper level) courts appointed by the federal government, and a provincial or territorial court appointed by the province or territory.
Judicial appointments to the superior courts (trial or appellate) in each province or territory are made by the Governor General on the advice of the federal cabinet. Appointments to other superior courts which have jurisdiction for all Canada—the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, and to the Supreme Court of Canada which is the final court of appeal from all Canadian courts—are also made by the Governor General on the recommendation of the federal cabinet. Appointments to the provincial court in each province are made by the Lieutenant Governor of the province on the recommendation of the provincial government.
Read more about Judicial Appointments In Canada: Appointments To The Superior Courts in Each Province or Territory, Appointments To Other Superior Courts, Appointments To The Provincial Court in Each Province, Changes To The Supreme Court of Canada Appointment Process
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